Taca Sui. TRIFLES
Our Price: $46.50
Publisher: JiaZaZhi Press (2013)
Category: Limited edition
Details: Soft cover in clamshell box, dust jacket, 45 black & white plates, 88 pages, unbound, 190 x 290 mm
Languages: English & simplified Chinese
ISBN: ISBN 978-988-12631-1-7
Edition of 500 copies
Taca’s expressionistic photography is strongly rooted in China’s physical landscape, particularly the rugged hills and wide forests of the country’s northwest. Very often his images relate to geographic locations suggested in classic Chinese literature, particularly the The Book of Odes, a compilation of 305 folk songs and poems that deal with the history, myth and religious traditions of ancient Han culture. However the works transcend particular physical space to suggest a kind of spiritual landscape. This impression is heightened by Taca’s compositional treatment and his use of deep black shadows and spreading enigmatic space to convey a feeling of epic stretches of time and a journey of the mind. The images speak not only of an enduring sense of China but also of the timeless and enduring spirit of humanity that persists beyond politics and history.
Taca Sui (b.1984) is a freelance photographer from Qingdao, in Shandong Province. In 2003 he entered the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and in 2005 moved to New York City where he studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (2007-2008). In 2008 he switched to the New York Art Students League and began work at the studio of the American abstract painter Ronnie Landfield.
Taca has shown his work at exhibitions including the Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition (2011) and the Lianzhou Photo Festival 2010. In 2010 he won the Hey, Hot Shot! new photography award presented by the Jen Bekman Gallery, New York.